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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 23 2018

Two children lost consciousness due to carbon monoxide poisoning while boating with their family this past long weekend. The potentially fatal incident unfolded in the waters of Indian Arm on Monday, May 21, when a North Vancouver family was out boating in a 27-foot vessel equipped with an inboard engine.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 22 2018

With hot weather forecast for much of the province, Emergency Management BC and the BC Coroners Service urge residents and visitors to take extra care in and around rivers and lakes.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 17 2018

The growth rate of small business startups in Canada — a key measure of entrepreneurial activity — is on the decline due, in part, to the country’s aging population, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 15 2018

Following a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, an investigation determined that the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction had failed to follow the law in calculating entitlement to income assistance benefits.

by Dermod Travis on Thursday May 10 2018

It was hardly front page news on the west coast, but St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie, son of former Progressive Conservative MP John Crosbie, was elected the new leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party last month.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 08 2018

Last Friday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna declared an “imminent threat” to mountain caribou recovery, ordering the BC government to take immediate action to protect core mountain caribou habitat—or the federal government will step in and do it for them.

by Contributor on Tuesday May 08 2018

Nearly half of Canadian renter households are spending more than the recommended 30 per cent of their income on housing while nearly one in five are spending more than 50 per cent of their income on housing, putting a growing number of families and individuals at a crisis level of spending and at risk of homelessness.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday May 06 2018

There was a time when it took a new government a few years to pick up the bad habits of its predecessor, the ones that were a factor in that party getting booted from power.

It seems today, the habits can set in a lot faster.

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday May 03 2018

British Columbia’s Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer, has granted approval in principle on an initiative petition application. The petition will be issued to proponent Ion Delsol Moruso on July 3, 2018. The title of the initiative is: “An initiative to cancel the Site C Dam project”.

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday May 03 2018

By forcing Canadian workers to contribute more to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Ottawa and the provinces will inadvertently shrink the pool of money available for investments in Canada — potentially up to $114 billion by 2030, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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